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Jay McBain
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Lives in Wynantskill, NY
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ChannelEyes named to CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Salesforce Solution Providers 2016 - Innovative Predictive Analytics Platform Recognized for Redefining the Landscape of Indirect Channel Sales - https://channeleyes.com/channeleyes-named-cioreviews-20-promising-salesforce-solution-providers-2016/
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Initial Review of iPhone 7 Plus
Well, the 24 hour mark has hit since picking up my iPhone 7 Plus 128GB in flat black. Here are my initial thoughts. Verdict:  Ho-hum The acquisition process was more painful than normal. I faithfully stayed up to 3AM EST on preorder day and placed order for...
Well, the 24 hour mark has hit since picking up my iPhone 7 Plus 128GB in flat black. Here are my initial thoughts. Verdict: Ho-hum The acquisition process was more painful than normal. I faithfully stayed up to 3AM EST on p...
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Congratulations to +Bob Godgart on this incredible honor. Well deserved. Some impressive company he is keeping as past winners include the founders of Intuit, NVIDIA and Bay Networks https://news.rpi.edu/content/2016/09/07/2016-william-f-glaser-%E2%80%9953-rensselaer-entrepreneur-year-named
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Finished up cruising the Finger Lakes this weekend - thought I would draw the different trips we have taken on a map: http://www.jaymcbain.com/2016/09/nautical-adventures-of-mcbain-family.html
As a family, we love the cruising lifestyle. Charting new ground across the North East and seeing new sights every time. Here is a visual of thousands of miles of waters and ports seen to date. (CLICK TO MAKE LARGER) Mor...
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Remember the old "what songs on your iPod?". Not many people have separate music devices anymore so here are the 650 songs on my iPhone. Including the Top 82 in order! #JayFM - http://www.jaymcbain.com/2016/03/jayfm-2016-my-82-favorite-songs-of-all.html
Music means something different to everyone who listens. Like many people, I have pretty diverse interests across the years and genres. And it changes slightly from year to year - new music and finding old music that strikes...
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The team at ChannelEyes knows that partners have an out-sized impact on sales success. OPTYX provides automated sales intelligence and workflow to capture up to 10% more in channel revenue. https://channeleyes.com/channeleyes-provides-extra-set-eyes-channel/
OPTYX is a predictive analytics platform developed by the team at ChannelEyes that is 100% dedicated to indirect channel sales teams. It helps vendors by watching their partners, people and opportunities and providing real-time sales intelligence to drive more revenue. By analyzing…
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Initial Verdict: Ho-hum - my initial 24 hour review of new iPhone 7 Plus. http://www.jaymcbain.com/2016/09/initial-review-of-iphone-7-plus.html
Well, the 24 hour mark has hit since picking up my iPhone 7 Plus 128GB in flat black. Here are my initial thoughts. Verdict: Ho-hum The acquisition process was more painful than normal. I faithfully stayed up to 3AM EST on p...
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If you (or a family member) are technically inclined and want to skate to where the puck is going to be (career-wise), I would highly recommend the Salesforce ecosystem. Like the CNE certification in the 80's or Microsoft in the 90's, Salesforce skills are in high demand, paying 6 figures, and have 10 years (at least) of runway. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/salesforce-releases-new-research-on-the-salesforce-economy----creating-19-million-jobs-and-389-billion-in-gdp-worldwide-by-2020-300325979.html
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the Customer Success Platform and world's...
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ChannelEyes Founder Bob Godgart Named Rensselaer Entrepreneur Of The Year. He joins an esteemed group of previous award winners including the founders of Intuit, NVIDIA and Bay Networks. https://channeleyes.com/channeleyes-founder-bob-godgart-named-rensselaer-entrepreneur-year/
Lifetime Achievement Award To Be Honored October 7, 2016 September 8, 2016, Troy, NY: ChannelEyes Corporation founder Bob Godgart was today selected as the 2016 William F. Glaser Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. Established in 1990, the award brings…
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Nautical Adventures of the McBain Family
As a family, we love the cruising lifestyle. Charting new ground across the North East and seeing new sights every time. Here is a visual of thousands of miles of waters and ports seen to date. More detailed trip plans are here: http://www.jaymcbain.com/201...
As a family, we love the cruising lifestyle. Charting new ground across the North East and seeing new sights every time. Here is a visual of thousands of miles of waters and ports seen to date. More detailed trip plans ar...
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So much fun being on these family adventures with you my love. Looks pretty amazing all mapped out... only one question remains... where next? :D (When I am not hobbling, of course) ;)
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ChannelEyes Provides An Extra Set Of "Eyes" On Your Channel
OPTYX is a predictive analytics platform developed by the team at ChannelEyes that is 100% dedicated to indirect channel sales teams. It helps vendors by watching their partners, people and opportunities and providing real-time sales intelligence to drive m...
OPTYX is a predictive analytics platform developed by the team at ChannelEyes that is 100% dedicated to indirect channel sales teams. It helps vendors by watching their partners, people and opportunities and providing real-ti...
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Exciting times for Apple fans - on Sept. 7th, the new iPhone and 2nd generation Apple Watch will be launched. On the phone side, we may see dual-cameras, no headphone jack and waterproofing. On the watch side, a better battery, GPS inside and a bit thinner. Here is my lifestreaming story with generation 1: http://www.jaymcbain.com/2015/12/what-did-i-learn-after-month-of.html
We are living in interesting times. The technology to track every step, minute of sleep, calorie consumed, and heartbeat is literally at our fingertips. This blog pulls together two of my own stories: 1. Lifestreaming startin...
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My original take on the Apple Watch - 10 reasons to buy it and 8 reasons why not to - http://www.jaymcbain.com/2015/05/the-apple-watch-officially-kicks-off.html
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Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert, speed demon & CEO of ChannelEyes
Introduction

Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty list by the Business Review, Top 20 Visionary by ChannelPro Magazine, Top 25 Newsmaker by CDN Magazine, Top 50 Global Channel Influencer by Penton, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leader by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine, member of Global Power 150 by SMB Magazine, as well as Top 250 Global Managed Services Executives by MSPmentor. He is often sought out for keynotes, thought leadership and industry guidance.

Jay has spent his 21 year career in various Executive sales, marketing and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo and Autotask. He is currently the CEO of ChannelEyes, who are reinventing the way vendors communicate, engage and enable their channel partners.

Jay currently serves as Chairman emeritus of the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council and Managed Services Community. He is a Board member of the Channel Vanguard Council, Ziff Davis Leadership Council, CRN Channel Intelligence Council and STEP - Sustainable Technology Environments Program with InfoComm, and National Cristina Foundation. 

Key areas of expertise include:

- Partner Channel programs, marketing and sales organization

- Partner development, Global sales and Enterprise sales

- Marketing organization, automation, developing value propositions for venture-backed SaaS

As a futurist, and long standing member of the World Future Society, Jay is an expert in Pervasive Computing which is the study of future computing models and the resulting impact on society, as well as Managed Services, Healthcare IT and Cloud Computing. 

An avid blogger, community and social media expert, Jay has developed an innovative “dandelion marketing” approach engaging in a wide range of communities across dozens of channels around the world. 

Jay has lived in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Raleigh, and Albany, New York. He actively gives back to the community and has been on the board of the United Way, National Cristina Organization and Junior Achievement.


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Education
  • University of Lethbridge
    Management Information Systems, 1990 - 1994
  • Henry Wise Wood
    High School, 1987 - 1990
  • John Ware
    Junior High School, 1984 - 1987
  • Braeside
    Elementary School, 1982 - 1984
  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie
    Elementary School, 1978 - 1982
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Male
Birthday
June 24, 1972
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CEO at ChannelEyes
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Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert
Employment
  • ChannelEyes
    CEO, 2011 - present
    Founded in 2011, ChannelEyes is a global software company that is reinventing how vendors drive channel partner sales and loyalty. The SaaS platform includes ChannelCandy, the world’s largest mobile-first product for partners, as well as OPTYX, the first indirect sales workflow product to help sellers with predictive analytics and leverage big data science to drive more sales. ChannelEyes has received numerous accolades for its technology including being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner and one of the fastest growing companies in New York’s Capital Region by the Business Review. Learn more at: http://channeleyes.com/
  • Autotask
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, 2010 - 2011
    Responsible for developing and executing Autotask's strategy for growth into new market opportunities. Accelerating the growth of an industry leading suite of cloud based software products and building the Channel programs, marketing and sales execution into new markets and communities.
  • Lenovo Group
    Director, Small and Medium Business, 2005 - 2010
    Develop and execute Lenovo's SMB strategy for North and South America. Design an innovative product/pricing portfolio and build the promotions and routes to market to grow Lenovo's share in this critical market segment. Work closely with key Channel Partners, Distributors, Retail/eTailers as well as consultants, ISVs and influencers.
  • IBM Canada
    Business Unit Executive, 1994 - 2005
    Invented a new approach to effectively cover “whitespace”. The Knowledge Worker Index, now in use world-wide with IBM in several product divisions, features a scoring algorithm to analyze industry, geography, buying behaviour, and employee size and proactively report sales coverage opportunities.
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Wynantskill, NY
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Durham, NC - Markham, ON - Bradford, ON - Newmarket, ON - Winnipeg - Calgary - Lethbridge - Edmonton
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Sister Kate is the best!
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fleeced by the service department. $650 for an oil change, brake flush and installing of new tires on a V-Rod. Was charged an extra $75 in labor because I didn’t buy the tires at their store (seriously, $250 in labor to install 2 tires?). They couldn’t do the government inspection because of broken signal light. I asked them to install a new one and they said they aren’t made anymore? They wanted to send me to a garage that “overlooks” those kind of things. Not happy.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Bought an Audi convertible from Jenkins from 1,700 miles away in NY. The team, especially Mike Jenkins, were helpful, efficient and very trustworthy. They arranged all of the inspections and shipping while communicating each step to us. Mike also went beyond the call of duty to get us an updated Audi Navigation DVD after the fact. Will definitely look to them for our next vehicle!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Drove 45 minutes to restaurant to find it part of a gas station and they would not accept a valid Groupon (and told us to go get our money back from them as they are not honoring anymore) - would not recommend
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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One step inside Hockeytown and you are convinced that this business LIVES hockey. I moved to Albany 4 years ago and have always received great service from Jay and the team. I have also played in the Labatt Hockey League that he runs and it consistently attracts the best players in the region - highly recommended!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
CAUTION - DO NOT book wedding at Surf Club in New Rochelle! We had our wedding at the Surf Club in New Rochelle in July 2013. We had read the other horrible reviews but somehow thought it was other people just griping. Boy, were we wrong! We had the same experience as most of the bad reviews: - Slow service, no callbacks - Lack of care, extremely low attention to detail - Big promises in sales room, little delivery on big day However, it got much worse! 1. DISHONESTY - They disrupted our wedding after the ceremony and demanded $2,500 cash before they would serve dinner. This was a false claim of "extra people" and they would not accept a check or credit card. Our groomsman had to drive all over town looking for ATM's - this delayed the wedding 90 minutes and we were not able to have a proper dance. My bride was obviously in a panic and there was no reasoning - I overheard the owner, Sal, swear at us while he was talking with one of his minions. 2. BAIT AND SWITCH - We negotiated our wedding with their salesperson, got it in writing, and then he mysteriously dissappeared from the place. We got a call months later, after paying $5K in downpayment saying "are you still getting married here?" We received a call 6 days before the wedding and they changed the signed contract by removing the Viennese hour unless we paid more! 3. UNETHICAL - They wanted everything in cash since the day we locked in our date. Perhaps everything isn't on the up-and-up. Will copy IRS on this review. 4. BROKEN PROMISES - Everything from "top shelf" liquor that was never served, to carving stations that never appeared. They force you to use their florist who then significantly overcharges. They promised to charge "half price" for children and vendors - they ended up charging us full price and more. 5. POOR TREATMENT of vendors - the photo booth guy had to carry his equipment up the stairs because they gave him a liability excuse on the elevator. The DJ, videographer and photographer were all limited to what they could do and where they could go even though we had the place to ourselves. While they were demanding the extra cash from #1 above - they would not let the DJ play music. Needless to say, it was a cluster from the very beginning. They have a nice location, but feel that no effort or investment needs to be made on customer service. Two thumbs down.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Chris Collins Plumbing did an excellent job putting in a gas stove today. They took the extra time necessary and the attention to detail was second to none. Will definitely call them for all of our future needs and recommend to others.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago